CROWN POINT | Summer has officially arrived, and the Lake County Fair Secretary’s Office is now open for business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Family Arts and Crafts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.
Entry information for all Open Class departments can be obtained at the office, as well as the full schedule of events for the 162nd fair, which runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 10. "You don’t want to miss the entry deadline for your delicious banana bread or your most fragrant rose," said Arlene Marcinek, fair secretary and publicity director.
The Grandstand schedule of events begins with the Indiana Truck Pullers and Indiana Pulling League Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. Aug. 1, while the Indiana Truck Pullers pair with the Illiana Pullers Association to provide a Truck and Tractor pull, featuring mini rod tractors, at 7 p.m. Aug. 2.
The All Star Monster Truck Show, featuring Barbarian, Crushstation, Stinger, and Over Bored, returns at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, with Lil’ Monster Trucks driven by kids, too.
Johnny Rockets will provide a Free Fireworks Extravaganza over Fancher Lake at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5, while the West Creek Mudrunners Mud Drags will run at 7 p.m. Aug. 6.
Martin Xtreme Racing presents Fair Supercross Racing at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, while Martin Xtreme brings in Freestyle Racing for two shows, 3 and 7 p.m., Aug. 9, with X-Game medalists Kenny Bartram, Kevin Johnson and Scott Murray.
It’s Demolition Derby Day at 5 P.M. Aug. 10, with compact and full-size cars, vans, trucks and riding lawn mowers competing.
Visit www.lake-county-fair.com for all the current information, including operating hours, admission fees, grandstand schedule, judgings, free entertainment and contests.